De Blasio slammed on social media for dancing in Times Square after saying 'Don't go down there'

"Celebrations in Times Square for me, but not for thee!" tweeted Fox News Channel senior meteorologist Janice Dean.

Published: January 1, 2021 2:04pm

Updated: January 1, 2021 2:21pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting slammed on social media for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square while coronavirus restrictions kept the popular, annual event off limits to the public.

"Bill De Blasio … was dancing in Times Square last night while New Yorkers were quarantined. And they voted him in. Twice," tweeted a person who identified himself as Robert J. O’Neil, a former Navy SEAL and author of  "The Operation."

The outrage started after de Blasio told the public to avoid Times Square on New Year’s Eve, then pictures and videos emerged of the mayor dancing on stage with his wife.

"Tonight is going to be very special,” de Blasio, a Democrat, told reporters before the festivities began. "Don't believe any doubting Thomases that say because there's not going to be a million people or more in Times Square that it's not going to be special. It's going to be actually arguably the most special, the most poignant, the most moving New Year's Eve. Everyone, watch it on television, don't go down there. Watch from home."

De Blasio along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has imposed limits in New York City on outdoor gatherings, indoor religious events, in-class public school learning and most recently another ban on in-door dining in restaurant, amid a spike in virus cases.

"In 2020, people like Bill DeBlasio killed your small business and locked you inside your home. In 2021, they’re dancing in the streets closed off to the public, open ONLY for the politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and the media. They don’t care about you and they never have!,” tweeted Ohio GOP state Sen. Michael Rulli.”

Fox News Channel senior meteorologist Janice Dean even took a swipe at de Blasio.

"Celebrations in Times Square for me, but not for thee!" she tweeted.


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